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Youth Theatre Presents Cheaper by the Dozen

Carrollton Youth Theatre will present the beloved story, Cheaper by the Dozen, May 5 and 6 at the Carrollton Center for the Arts.

Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey’s semi-autobiographical novel Cheaper by the Dozen was published in 1948 and recounts the authors’ childhood with their efficiency expert father, Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr., and psychologist mother, Lillian Moller Gilbreth. Frank employs his unorthodox teaching methods and there are clashes between parents and children. The book was later adapted into feature films, a musical and a stage play.

“Take a step back in time to the 1920s for a fun look at a real family of twelve children that is fast paced and good for your entire family,” said the show’s director, Jenny Lyle. “Oh and there’s a real dog!”

The show is sponsored by Hallie and Patrick Henrickson.

Tickets for Cheaper by the Dozen are $10 and are on sale at the center’s box office or online at carrolltonarts.com.

What: Cheaper by the Dozen

When: May 5 – 6 / 7pm

Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts.